4.15.2015

Million Dollar Man: Fredrik Eklund


It's April 15th, and if I have any influence over you, my beloved readers, you will fulfill my two simple requests. One, tune into the Season 4 Premiere of "Million Dollar Listing: New York" tonight at 10 pm EST on Bravo. Two. Use your tax refund check to purchase The Sell. In fact, buy multiple copies and gift it to your loved ones and friends, because it really will inspire you to live the life of your dreams.

Sweden has been famous for many things throughout the years. Ikea. H&M. ABBA. But my love affair with this beautiful country truly started when I came across Fredrik Eklund. Handsome, witty, down-to-earth and smart; he's the classiest agent since I was in the business (yes, fun fact, I spent a moment in time working for both Engel & Volkers and Century 21--on the top teams I might add! I even passed the real estate exam on the first try--which apparently is a big deal here in Florida.)

Fredrik and I have so much in common. He's European. I'm European in my thinking. He speaks Swedish. I speak Italian and Russian (on a good day.) We both have exceptional taste in men (he's taken, I'm still waiting for "the one.") We both love art (Fredrik's husband, Derek Kaplan, is an artist, I studied Art History.) He stays at the Soho Beach House in Miami. I stay at the hotel next door. He works and plays in the Hamptons, I frequent Tate's Bake Shop. We both have hundreds of thousands of followers (he's the Instagram King, I'm the Poshmark Queen), and most importantly, there is never a dull moment when you're around us. We're both quirky, sometimes misunderstood...and definitely passionate, kind-hearted and driven in all that we do in life.

The Sell is such a fantastic read because it's honest, candid and full of amazing tips to help you succeed in anything you wish to accomplish. Fredrik teaches us that success can be found in things you love. You don't have to hate what you do. You can have it all. Hard-work, a genuine spirit, and in my own opinion, being "humbly vain" can create magic. You need to know your value, and quite honestly, sell yourself. You are your own brand. In a career. In dating. In everything. Personality and charm go a long way, and positive fulfillment is at the end of the rainbow. The Sell will give you that extra edge to achieve your goals. To boost your confidence. To conquer the world.

Yes, Fredrik Eklund is my hero. A role model. And he doesn't know it yet, but we're future "besties." One day, we'll be living happily ever after, taking vacations together in the Florida Keys with my future husband (I'm trusting he'll find me one in his likeness--studies say Swedish men make great spouses!) and our future daughters, Lilly and Milla respectively, playing in the sunshine in their perfecly coutured outfits. They'll be high-kicks and happiness all over the place.

So, Fredrik, I gladly extend an invite to you and Derek to visit me here in beautiful Celebration, Florida. We'll do Disney in style, and talk about the future. I may have "retired" from real estate, but for you, I'd gladly dust off my Manolos to help you run your empire. Just call me "The Duchess of the Deal."

Best wishes and congratulations, Fredrik! I look forward to giving you that hug in person. : )


3 comments:

  1. I'm pretty excited about the million dollar listing season too! I love seeing all the gorgeous homes
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  3. I loved this post! Certainly entertaining, but also an important message! I can't wait to read about your future adventures with Fredrik :)

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